History Literature / AmericanPsycho

31st Jul '16 11:40:28 PM Aquila89
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** In the movie and musical, Bateman excuses himself when speaking with Detective Kimball by explaining he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]].

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** In the movie and musical, all versions, Bateman excuses himself when speaking with Detective Kimball by explaining he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]].
31st Jul '16 1:47:50 PM SeanMurrayI
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** In the movie and musical, Bateman's excuses himself to Detective Kimball by saying that he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]]. [[spoiler: As with everything else, this goes completely over Kimball's head.]]

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** In the movie and musical, Bateman's Bateman excuses himself to when speaking with Detective Kimball by saying that explaining he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]]. [[spoiler: As with everything else, this goes completely over Kimball's head.]]Huxtable]].
26th Jul '16 9:53:30 AM SeanMurrayI
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* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: "I have to return some videotapes." Patrick uses other, more outlandish excuses too; in the book, for example, he once tells to Courtney that "I'm going to... Noj's. I'm buying coke from Noj." She protests that Noj is not a drug dealer but the chef at the Deck Chairs.
** In the movie, Bateman's excuses himself to Detective Kimball by saying that he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]]. [[spoiler: As with everything else, this goes completely over Kimball's head.]]


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* INeedToGoIronMyDog:
** "I have to return some videotapes." Patrick uses other, more outlandish excuses too; in the book, for example, he once tells to Courtney that "I'm going to... Noj's. I'm buying coke from Noj." She protests that Noj is not a drug dealer but the chef at the Deck Chairs.
** In the movie and musical, Bateman's excuses himself to Detective Kimball by saying that he's got to run to a lunch date with [[Series/TheCosbyShow Cliff Huxtable]]. [[spoiler: As with everything else, this goes completely over Kimball's head.]]
26th Jul '16 9:48:36 AM SeanMurrayI
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick has an extreme dislike for homosexual males (who he derides as "faggots") but enjoys watching lesbian sex. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to make them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, this deep fixation causes Patrick to miss a business meeting when the topic of his favorite daytime talk show turns out to be "Teenage Lesbians".

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick has an extreme dislike for homosexual males (who (whom he derides as "faggots") but enjoys watching lesbian sex. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to make them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, this deep fixation causes Patrick to miss a business meeting when the topic of his favorite daytime talk show turns out to be "Teenage Lesbians".
26th Jul '16 9:47:51 AM SeanMurrayI
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick seems to think so. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to watch them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, his fascination with the topic of his favorite daytime talk show being "Teenage Lesbians" causes him to miss a business meeting.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick seems to think so. has an extreme dislike for homosexual males (who he derides as "faggots") but enjoys watching lesbian sex. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to watch make them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, his fascination with this deep fixation causes Patrick to miss a business meeting when the topic of his favorite daytime talk show being turns out to be "Teenage Lesbians" causes him to miss a business meeting.Lesbians".
25th Jul '16 5:02:55 AM SeanMurrayI
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* EvilIsPetty: Patrick kills people for such things as having fancier ''business cards'' than he does.

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* EvilIsPetty: Patrick kills people for such things as having fancier ''business cards'' business cards than he does.
25th Jul '16 4:17:26 AM Folamh3
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* EvilIsPetty: Patrick kills people for such things as having fancier ''business cards'' than he does.
23rd Jul '16 2:46:06 PM SeanMurrayI
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* TheMovieBuff: Bateman is a very avid fan of horror films and gory B-movies, which he often rents on VHS. He frequently rents ''Body Double'' in the novel, is seen watching ''The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' in the film, and regularly enjoys ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' in the musical. In both the novel and musical, Bateman's associates grow tired with him always talking about movie killers like Leatherface from ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' (which causes Patrick much annoyance when they also mistakenly call the character "Featherhead"). In the musical, Patrick also makes passing references to ''C.H.U.D.'', mentions watching ''Silent Night, Deadly Night'' prior to attending Evelyn's Christmas party, and he considers Freddy Krueger an "American icon".

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* TheMovieBuff: Bateman is a very avid fan of horror films and gory B-movies, which he often rents on VHS. He frequently rents ''Body Double'' in the novel, is seen watching ''The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' in the film, and regularly enjoys ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' in the musical. In both the novel and musical, Bateman's associates grow tired with him always talking about movie killers like Leatherface from ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' (which causes Patrick much annoyance when they also mistakenly call the character "Featherhead"). In the musical, Patrick also makes passing references to ''C.H.U.D.'', mentions watching ''Silent Night, Deadly Night'' prior to attending Evelyn's Christmas party, and he considers Freddy Krueger an "American icon".



** It's revealed to Patrick by the conclusion that his brother Sean could get a reservation at Dorsia at any time because, Sean explains, the restaurant maître d' was his roommate at college--a subtle reference to Bertrand, the French exchange student, in Bret Easton Ellis' ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' where Sean Bateman was originally a principle character.

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** It's revealed to Patrick by the conclusion that his brother Sean could get a reservation at Dorsia at any time because, Sean explains, the restaurant maître d' was his roommate at college--a subtle reference to Bertrand, the French exchange student, in Bret Easton Ellis' ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' where Sean Bateman was originally a principle character.
22nd Jun '16 3:15:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: In both the movie and the book, Patrick stomps a dog to death that belonged to a homeless man he previously stabbed. In a chapter in the book, he disembowels another dog, then shoots its owner; in a chapter set at a zoo, he throws nickel coins to the seals, just because he saw a table asking people not to do so (because they can choke on them).



* KickTheDog: In both the movie and the book, Patrick very literally kicks a dog belonging to a homeless man he stabs to death. In a chapter in the book, he disembowels another dog, then shoots its owner; in a chapter set at a zoo, he throws nickel coins to the seals, just because he saw a table asking people not to do so (because they can choke on them).
21st Jun '16 6:28:44 AM SeanMurrayI
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* LoveDodecahedron: Patrick Bateman is engaged to marry Evelyn Williams, who is believed to be having an affair with Timothy Price/Bryce, Patrick's best friend. Meanwhile, Patrick is having an affair with Evelyn's best friend, Courtney Rawlinson, who is engaged to Patrick's business associate Luis Carruthers, [[spoiler: who is secretly in love with Patrick.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: Patrick Bateman is engaged to marry wed Evelyn Williams, who is believed to be having an affair with Timothy Price/Bryce, Patrick's best friend. friend, Timothy Price/Bryce. Meanwhile, Patrick is having an affair with Evelyn's best friend, Courtney Rawlinson, who is engaged to Patrick's business associate associate, Luis Carruthers, [[spoiler: who is also secretly in love with Patrick.]]
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